In order to get in trouble for credit card fraud does the vivtim have to actually press charges?

Asked on February 19, 2013 under Criminal Law, Rhode Island


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not to press charges is up to the procecutor, not the victim. In other words, the victim only files a criminal complaint, whether or not it is acted upon is up to the prosecutor. That having been said, a case is always stronger with the victim's testimony, etc. Yet if there is enough evidnce, even if the victim does not want to cooperate, a case may still go dorward without them.

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